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MTEL 2008 : The Third IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Technologies for E-Learning


When Dec 15, 2008 - Dec 15, 2008
Where Berkeley, California, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 13, 2008
Notification Due Aug 28, 2008
Categories    multimedia   e-learning

Call For Papers

The Third IEEE International Workshop on
Multimedia Technologies for E-Learning (MTEL)
A workshop held in conjuction with the

The 9th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2008)

December 15-17, 2008
Berkeley, USA

Call for Papers

Due to its potential to make learning easier, more convenient, and more
effective, education is one of the preeminent areas of applications for

Video capturing of lectures to produce e-learning content has
become common practice. Simulations allow to explore experiments
which would be too expensive or too dangerous to be conducted physically
by students. Multimedia-powered demonstrations are freed from many
physical restrictions such as the availability of an object to study
or the timescale of an effect to observe. Teaching enriched by vivid
presentations and possibility for interaction for students can also gain
from improved learner's motivation. Concepts may be given perceivable
existence in a demonstration and the observability of important details
can be augmented.

Quality control and learning processes with feedback loops are considered
to be important concepts for more effective and sustainable e-learning solutions.
Multimedia technologies facilitate the evaluation, improvement, and assurance
of quality in loopback controlled e-learning processes. Multimedia feedback
from individual and collaborative learning processes is essential for loopback
control, spanning from human feedback on e-learning processes, computer-generated
multimedia feedback, feedback concerning the transition from traditional to
multimedia content (including authoring processes), and meta-feedback.
The goals are the online adaptation of a multimedia e-learning system,
the improvement of the quality of the next version of such a system,
or the integration of the quality feedback in the teaching/learning process
(e.g., in a university course).

Most of these topics involve techniques from artificial intelligence,
computer vision, multimedia, but also human computer interaction,
and psychology. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers
who are interested in this intersection area between the technological
point of view and the human-centered view. The topics include but are
not limited to:

- Automated lecture recording and presentation techniques
- Automated lecture analysis and indexing
- Classroom note taking and whiteboard capturing and analysis
- Automated analysis of learning and teaching interactions
- Repositories for multimedia education
- Multimedia information retrieval for educational use
- Intelligent searching and navigation in e-learning portals
- Interactive computer-based training
- Simulations, animations, and virtual laboratories in teaching
- Virtual reality and augmented reality in education
- Multimedia authoring software for e-learning
- Implicit and explicit learner feedback
- User Tracking
- Quality measures and assessment
- Scaffolding
- Support for multimedia authoring processes with feedback loops

Workshop Proceedings
The workshop solicits regular technical papers of up to 6 pages
(IEEE double-column format). Workshop papers will be official
publications of IEEE which will be included in IEEEXplore and also be
available as printed workshop proceedings.

A number of selected papers will be invited for extension and
publication in a special issue of ITSE (International Journal
of Interactive Technology and Smart Education) published by
Troubador, UK.

Submission Details:
Papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any
other conference or journal. Papers should be submitted in electronic
form (PDF) to the organizers at
Submissions must be formatted according to the 8.5x11 inch double
column IEEE CS proceedings format and must not exceed 6 pages. For
downloading instructions and templates, go to the Author Forms web
page of the IEEE Computer Society:

Please do not send Word documents! Please do not hesitate to email the
workshop contact if you have any questions.

Important Dates:
Submission?due: July 13, 2008
Notification: August 28, 2008
Camera-Ready?version?due: September 15, 2008

Oliver Brdiczka, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), USA
Lars Knipping, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Nadine Ludwig, Berlin Technical University, Germany

Program Committee:
Michael E. Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria
Helmar Burkhart, University of Basel, Switzerland
Paul Dickson, University of Massachussets, USA
Wolfgang H?rst, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Sabina Jeschke, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ulrich Kortenkamp, P?dagogische Hochschule Gm?nd, Germany
Ying Li, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Marcus Liwicki, University of Bern, Switzerland
Robert Mertens, Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Thomas Richter, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Anna Marina Scapolla, University of Genova, Italy
Nalin Sharda, Victoria University, Australia
Georg Turban, Darmstadt Institute of Technology, Germany
Dominique Vaufreydaz, Universit? Pierre-Mendes, France
Debora Weber-Wulff, FHTW Berlin, Germany
Peter Ziewer, Munich Institute of Technology, Germany

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